Fox News reports the Obama administration announced sanctions Thursday against Russia’s intelligence services, while ejecting dozens of intelligence operatives from the U.S. as part of a response to what it says are efforts by Moscow to influence the 2016 election.
In a two-sentence response almost four hours after the administration's announcement, President-elect Donald Trump said it was "time for our country to move on to bigger and better things." He added he would meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week to be updated on the situation.
Using an executive order, President Obama sanctioned the GRU and the FSB -- two of Russia's intelligence services as well as other entities and individuals associated with the GRU. The cybersecurity firm hired by the Democratic National Committee to investigate the hack of its emails earlier this year concluded the hacking came from the Fancy Bear group, believed to be affiliated with the GRU, Russia's military intelligen